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Dec 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
the big east with 34-17 win. a game that connecticut kept close at halftime, but that uc really took over in the second half. >> danny: they really did. they knew they would probably be a tough position in the fourth quarter and they took control of the game when it mattered the most. >> bob: maria? >> maria: i heard you're not a fan of the cold weather but you get the gatorade bath. what does it mean for the team to fight back and get the big east title this year? >> resiliency. this team has shown great resolve and leadership. i said one of the greatest stories in college football and this program 4 out of 5 championships means something back-to-back with this team and excite for our seniors, our fans and everyone. you never take wing for granted. >> maria: you talked about this being a young team with 65 first and second-year players. how were able to manage them this season? >> we have great character and now they have great passion for everything. i love these guys. >> maria: congratulations, coach. >> thank you. >> bob: all right, maria, thanks very much. congratulations to cin
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Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
, we're not moving at all. >> this is typical. >> dorothy is one of the 83 million americans hitting the roads this weekend. >> right around here it gets bad, it speeds up and slows down. >> all talk at the rest stops is 7% fall in gas prices make the car a better choice than a plane. even if you are the jazz family driving from montreal to florida. >> here it is $50 and $100 in canada. >> aaa says only 6% of travelers are flying. 100,000 are taking trains or buses. >> it took me $40 to fill up my tank. >> at least this time around the car is king. even if you have to pack your patience. >> it's ok, it's all good. >> conditions today were nice and dry. we should tell you there were a lot of stops and starts but people are moving along. still, there are a lot of slowdowns and, of course, possible changes coming with the weather. that is something that drivers should keep an eye out for. >> all right richard, thank you. many people are wondering what kind of considers they will face on the roadway. >> changes are on the way. let's go to meteorologist steve rudin. >> if you have plans t
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
cooper. >> jobs at the pentagon may be in jeopardy when we go over the fiscal cliff. they are not the only military related work at stake. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is live at the pentagon tonight. >> last week, defense secretary leon panetta said day-to-day operations would likely not change dramatically if we go over the fiscal cliff. any potential layoffs would probably not happen immediately. workers are watching this very closely. watching children skate round and round is how many americans would describe what they're watching right now on capitol hill. >> it is absolutely unconscionable. >> in the pentagon, it is alarming. it would lead to sequestration across the board government cuts. the planning has already begun for temporary layoffs. civilian furloughs could impact up to 800,000 workers. >> it feels like a punch in numbers gut. >> she works with the faa. >> a lot of uneasiness, nobody knows what things will happen. everyone is nervous. >> it is really having an impact on everyone. >> she is a server in pentagon city. 70 or 80% of customers come from the
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Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
news at 11:00, on your side. another heartbreaking day for of the families connected elementary school shooting in connecticut. here at home, a group gathered for a rally and vigil to stop gun violence. a reporter joins us from northwest. this is a movement that got its start online? >> it did. they are getting organized social media around the country in light of the tragedy. they called himself a joint end gun violence. >> shame on the nra. >> protesters are taking their message to the streets. we find it a complete want toy that they gun an issue such as the violence and and more guns into the equation. this issue was raised on that to avoid the , there shouldtown be more guns in school. as parents, we do everything o keep our children safe. it is time to assume responsibility for our schools. protesters say the idea makes no sense. you give people guns in end up havingill dead kid. >> some here are longtime anti- .un activists others are horrified by the loss in the newtown slugging. .> i think it is sad these awful tragedies have to happen before it kicks us in the rear. it
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
still chilly, still 41 at reagan initial. the colder air off to the west. scanning the skies, quiet conditions, high pressure moves overhead. that means our skies will clear for the overnight. we'll see temperatures that will eventually fall into the 20's to low to mid 30's and waking up to a little bit of sunshine. coming up, we'll talk about what to expect for christmas eve and christmas day. we could be looking at a more significant storm over the next seven days. >> that is not the news that people at dulles wanted. the winds caused backups at the airport tonight. richard, if a period of time it did slow things down at the airport. >> that's right. at least for now things seem to be dying down. these bushes were blowing around wildly just a short time ago. traveling through the holidays it could always been a hassle but the win added an additional element. a gusty day. >> a little bumpy coming in. >> it wasn't snow but 40 miles an hour wind. >> all our christmas deck creations were blown off the house. >> that affected holiday travelers. >> the flight was going to be delayed. >>
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> at first, it looked like a car accident was to blame, but tonight, a local college student is dead and the police are saying it is murder. >> the police are now saying they know who killed a savior? -- xavier? >> that is right, the police arrested a gainesville man, the motive still a mystery. friends described him as a talented athlete, a hard worker on and off the field. xavier was just 19, described as a standout football player at battlefield high school in manassas. his friends are trying to comfort each other over his losts. >> it is hard to explain what they are going through. >> fairfax county police discovered his body at about 7:00 friday night in vienna just off chain bridge road, where his minivan had crashed into a barrier. investigators say he had been stabbed to death that they did not know his killer, they plan to meet that evening. he was a sophomore, a student well-liked in the classroom. >> he was so ambitious and willing to do anything for anyone. >> well-liked on the athletic field. >> anything
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
--www.ncicap.org-- >> at the top of noon, we have breaking news. we are told two workers fell 20 feet and a third worker may have been injured on an upper floor. we have a crew on the way to the scene. we will have more information as soon as it is available. a tractor-trailer overturned on the beltway. >> we are at the scene with the latest on the cleanup efforts. john? >> believe it or not, 10 hours later, crews are still cleaning removing the thousands of boxes of fruit. you can see that 18-wheeler is still on its side. from news choppers 7, you can see the back up stretches for miles and miles on the outer loop. >> it took me an hour to get here just to old georgetown. it was ridiculous. >> this is what snarl the traffic all morning long. the driver of this 18-wheeler for some reason lost control and overturned his tractor-trailer. >> it is the worst day i could imagine. >> inside, thousands of boxes of blueberries and pineapples. all damaged goods now. the recovery spent an entire day on loading the produce and reloading it on another 50-foot trailer. box by box. i dangerous task on this bus
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
crime. we have a crew on the scene and will have a live report at 6:00. >>> tragedy strikes the nfl for the second time in a week as a member of the dallas cowboys practice squad is killed in an early morning crash and his teammate is facing criminal charges, josh brent was arrested for intoxication manslaughter after the sickle car accident at 2:30 a.m. in dallas. jerry brown, a linebacker who joined the practice squad this week, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. brent was born here in california, grew up in illinois. police say alcohol was a factor and brent lost control of his mercedes at a high rate of speed. >> the vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road, causing the vehicle to flip at least one time. the vehicle ultimately came to rest on its top, once it slid back into the roadway. >> brent faced two to 20 years if convicted of felony intoxication manslaughter. >>> several shopping districts in the oakland area are seeing expanded police and security patrols, this after an increase in burglaries and other crimes. tomas roman is live in the east
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Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
, they found a homeowner suffering from at least one gunshot wound. armed suspects, two or three of them, and -- stormed into the house demanding cash and jewelry. >> my brother-in-law was shot in the back in a home invasion. >> relatives arrived a short time after the crime. the homeowner was shot at least once. his wife and his 16-year-old daughter were also inside. >> holiday season, i don't know, just a violent act. >> neighbors heard a loud bang. police checked for fingerprints and canvassed the neighborhood with dogs and high-power rifles. >> it's incredible, especially with all the things that have happened, the violence last week. >> police are trying to figure out how the intruders got into the home. the family has an alarm system and have been here 12 years. neighbors described them as some of the most pleasant on the block. >> very nice. >> detectives spent a lot of time taking pictures and collecting clues in an upstairs bedroom. the suspects took off through a window. wrynecks to me. >> the man who was shot in the back is expected to survive. his wife and daughter were
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
city. there's been a bank account sent up at a wells fargo bank to try to help the family bury the father and son in mexico city. if you go to abc7.com, and click "see it on tv", you can see the link, and perhaps if you want to donate to the family, you can there. reporting live in san francisco, abc-7 news. >> ama: heavy winds created strong waves and a busy day for first responders in san francisco. they were called out to more than two dozen incidents in the way, all which were false alarms. the big waves were good to surfers and the coast guard. they used the swells to run training and rescue drills. the waves did cause problem for people trying to catch fish or crab. >> we weren't able to the crab nets got tangled up and we had to leave. >> the waves are expected to calm down tomorrow. >> pg&e crews are working to restore service to people in danville where a huge tree fell and damaged powerline. 1800 results were effected but only 50 customers are currently without power. >>> a three-alarm fire rips through self apartments in the mission district this morning. nick smith is l
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Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
>> live and in hd, this is abc "news at noon," on your side. >> good afternoon. it is the 11th hour on capitol hill. when the club kids midnight, our country has hit the fiscal cliff. that is unless lawmakers can reach a deal today. john gonzalez has the latest on the efforts to make some sort of compromise. >> you can see the countdown clock on the bottom of your screen, counting down the new year and the dreaded fiscal cliff. there are reports this afternoon that there is a mini deal in the works that could spare millions of families from tax increases. after frustrating weekend, it's looks like negotiators are closing in on a deal with only hours to spare, a deal that would extend the current tax breaks for households making up to $450,000 and keeps the estate tax at upper level >> . congress is your under duress even with the people they love, themselves, special-interests. >> it appears to be a temporary bandaged and also extend unemployment benefits and delays the automatic spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs by three months. crack at some point you just want t
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Dec 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
members say they spent agonize hours after the shooting wondering what happened to her. >> at that point was the hardest for the whole family, the waiting game, to receive word on what happened to vicki's class. >> vicki had her students hide behind her in a closet, protecting them from the gunman when she was shot and killed. >>> other victims include 30-year-old lauren reduce saw, a teacher, mary sher sherlach was the excuse me expoirn toad to stop the killer, and nancy lanza, the mother of the killer, was killed earlier in the day. vicki sew total will never be forgotten by one of her students who doesn't know her fate right now. >> we are hoping she is going to be okay. he really -- she really loved that class, and he keeps saying i really hope she is okay. i hope it's not her. he knows she has been hurt but doesn't know the end result. >> they're one of the lucky families. both their children attend the school and both survive. >> the father of the gunman released a statement saying his family is grieving along with all of those who have been affected by this enormous tragedy.
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
matter of shared sacrifice. at least as long as i am president. i am going to be present for the next four years. >> that left some curious republicans grumbling that the president wanted to kill the deal. the president had every right to criticize congress. >> the present is an absolute right to make sure he keeps us focused on getting this done. >> mcconnell was still urging fellow republicans to stand down and move forward in order to beat the midnight deadline. >> we can do this. we must do this. >> it is a major step forward and i think it might calm the markets until the house acts. >> you heard john mccain. they hope the senate can act by tonight. they're trying to schedule a vote and reach an agreement on a compromise. it is not clear whether the house will vote tonight. what is inside disagreements -- this agreement a higher tax rate for individuals earning more than $400,000 a year. putting up the big decision of spending cuts until next year. live at the capitol, rebecca cooper. >> the prince william county police officer is dead tonight after colliding with a minivan. we h
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Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
outside. take a look at these pictures in arlington. despite the powerful gusts, over a few thousand people lost power at the peak of the winds. >> where do things stand for the last of the night? >> we a been watching the wind gusts here developed at the belfort furniture weather center all day long. the 30, 40 miles per hour winds. the winds are beginning to ease. take a look at the radar. our skies are mainly clear. our temperatures are going to tumble quickly as we move to the overnight hours. take a look at the wind gusts earlier in the day. last hour around 25 miles per hour at dulles. about 20 at reagan national airport. you can see the winds beginning to settle down. mainly clear for the overnight. temperatures will drop into the 30's. this will be the coldest night of the season. we will talk about morning wake- up temperatures and what to expect in just a few minutes. >> we're going to get the political winds. they're blowing it all sorts of directions. this was a critical day in the talks to avoid that fiscal cliff. tonight, the news is not good. negotiations are at a stan
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
. >> the crash happening here in southeast d.c. at the intersection of wheeler road and southern ave. it began in prince george's county. according to police, the vehicle involved in the crash in southeast d.c. was reported stolen in prince george's county around 9:00 this morning. authorities say between the time it was reported stolen and the crash happened, the vehicle was also reported to have been involved in a number of facts where the suspects were allegedly taking items out of people's vehicles in hyattsville. there was a lookout issued for police. not one but two police officers spotted the vehicle. each tried to make a stop but the vehicle fled. police say they did not pursue the car, the car fled. authorities tell us the driver of the vehicle lost control striking a car before striking a metrobus here at this intersection. we talked about the fact the suspects were allegedly involved in taking items out of people's cars. we talk to one woman who said she was at a gas station earlier this morning vacuuming her car when she witnessed people taking her purse right out of the
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. >> first at 11:00, a big scare. down the fall out at a montgomery county high school. -- now the fall out at a montgomery county high school. hasted and brought a gun to school. case began when a gun in alaced the backpack. tom arouse the spoke with his classmates. spoke with his classmates. >> the moment he walked into the morning he wass confronted because he was not be there.o was suspended. that gun was found and nobody was hurt. this community is very concerned this evening. >> he used to be a good friend mine. we used to talk a lot. year said this school to him.g happen >> he was hanging out with the wrong crowd. today students say the 17- senior hit rock bottom. though he was suspended he inside school. officer told him he there, supposed to be outside, and found a in his backpack. ready for war." a tweet just before his arrest --d parents say this came as a shock. never had concerns or like that. is upsetting. >> some students did not find until a letter sent, at the the day. >> i was pretty shocked because did not think anyt
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
come. ago at the same hotel, an employee escaped an inside one of the rooms. overall, people feel comfortable in this area. >> i feel safe enough. >> and said the suspect will the same fate. >> i hope they catch him. >> the hotel is looking into implementing more security a fence on this property and more cameras and possibly a security firm. police will keep a close eye on hotel as they continue suspect and help from the public to solve the case. >> an aide at the school for the charged with touching three female students. police say that clarence taylor them when they attended the school. the three are now 15 and 16 age and they go to another school. the first victim came forward said she learned he may touched others. taylor faces three felony of sexual abuse of a minor. breaking news coming in tonight george's county, zero saide arrested jose rodriguez. someone was killed in a drive-by yesterday. st but he hass been released from the hospital. police say the suspect -- a was game-e shooting related. he faces a second-degree murder charges. of the biggest dangers on tiredtro co
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Dec 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
shooting. here's a look at one hoff the several vigils that have come together today in the bay area. reporter: this vigil is just about to begin. i talked for just a few minutes with the organizer. she says she is actually quite surprised by the responseses she got last night as she sent out the e-mail alert. she says she is expecting 40 people to turn out to this event, and if you consider that this is a pretty drizzly and cold evening, that would be a very good response. among those who are here, is a local pastor, laura rose. she says she also has family in connecticut. in fact two of her cousins were among those who were at sandy hook elementary school yesterday, and they managed to escape. now, i will be talking with her a little later. the organizer of the vigil tells me the tragedy in connecticut has seemed to touch a nerve because there are several similar vigils being organized across the country just like this one, and this one is just about to begin as it is in progress, obviously, we'll be staying here and we'll have more details on this one coming up a little later on i
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Dec 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
early stages of the investigation. burn ped water logged wood is piled at this doorstep, preventing anyone from entering the place that at least until today six different families called home. >>> we have also learned that the fire started at the lower level of the victorian, and its spread to the other victorians. we know there were working smoke detectors and it was the time of day that is also being credited for helping people to evacuate that building quickly and safely. in the mission district, nick smith, abc-7 news. insure. >> ama: two people who drowned after being swept away by a large wave while fishing have been identified as a father and son, nine weire juanes a mio-rojas, and his father. a third person survived. the three were fishing at bonita cove near the golden gate bridge. a large wave swept them into the water. the two men were able to grab on to a rock. it's believedes a mio swam from the rock in an effort to save his son. they both were swept away. >>> tonight, people are urged to use caution near the water. we're under a high surf advisory until 10:00 tonight.
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
nervous to be back at school. a lot of people don't want to be here. >> definitely at the very least we want to give the children the opportunity to be as comparable at the possibly can in the new area. >> sandy hook elementary students will begin classes at a middle school next month. officials say it is still undecided if there official school every open. we have are more information about the gunman. he had not seen his father or his brother in about two years. federal agents are now saying that no evidence that the practiced shooting in preparation for the shooting last friday. >> after a period of silence, the national rifle association has issued its first eight months since the sandy hook shooting. >>lanza's mother illegally bought the assault style rock and he used in the shooting. today on capitol hill -- the assault style rifle he used in the shooting. >> certainly an impressive if not unprecedented gathering of mass shootings all across the country. the stress they are not anti- nra, but they do want congress and the white house to take action to prevent the next tragedy.
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm EST
clots during a follow-up exam today. at new yorktreated presbyterian hospital. >> she will stay there for the next 48 hours so that doctors monitor her condition. the 65-year-old got a concussion and had herinted head on december 13. we will continue to follow any developments. tolawmakers are no closer deal tonight to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. what is the latest? no deal tonight in the u.s. senate. continuing, are though, between the vice president and mitch mcconnell. in a rare sunday night session -- i think the enormity of the issue is very clear. >> u.s. senators gathered to solve a self-imposed crisis. their plan to carve out a compromise dissolved. >> there is no simple issue that impossible sticking point. we are willing to make difficult concessions. >> come january 1, tax hikes and budget cuts go into effect. >> regardless of differences, top priority has to be to e that taxes on middle- families do not go up. >> the plan before the senate tax -- would eight prevent a tax increase. clear differences remain. seene odds are we have not the leadership on either side of
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
that leave us? is hard to know. we can only presume most of the done behind the scenes. >> new at 6:00, republican jim demint has decided to become the president of the heritagek the foundation. i never intended to be a career politician. i have played a role in the with a solid conservatives who are young brighter and better spokesman and i am. he is one of the most conservative voices in the center. partyer of the tea movement. elected in 2004. the governor will appoint a successor. >> we are monitoring a montgomerystory for county where police arrested a d student after they backpack.ndgun in his this happened at magruder high school. n was not loaded. he has been charged as an adult on weapons possession to. more onhis story tonight on at 11.ews >> new developments in a story released it have surveillance pictures of a suspect attempting to blow up an .tm the photograph shows him walking it with an explosive device. employee was the spot the damage. early yesterday that the credit , the machine was not damaged. operate.ued to >> investigators in charles tired say they have seen
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Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
sure another massacre like this does not happen again. >> thanks very much. at 5:00, we will go live to newtown, conn. with continuing coverage of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> the first responders during friday's shooting are opening up about the terrible scene they saw unfold. they arrived within minutes and immediately set up triage areas by the rescue truck. they said after a while, the horror began to set in. >> i think that is the toughest part. we are trained to do this and we want to take care of people. we want to keep them alive and there was nothing we could do. >> we want to do anything we could for the children. >> we could have done more. to see those little faces -- >> crews tel console families and there were several parents who stayed most of the night at the firehouse. >> parents and students can expect tighter security at schools nationwide including d.c. >> john gonzalez has the latest on the security efforts in prince george's county. >> this is a moment of silence for those families of the sandy hook elementary school students. >> the principal a
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
some are wondering if negotiations are taking place at all. scott thuman joins us live from the newsroom. you start to wonder how long sidewill go on before one gives in. it appears that they talk more to us than to each other. that is one reason why the public is on edge and speaking out. ♪'m going to let it shine hoping to browse the spirit ,nquiries of hunger us held a vigil.ers >> we find ourselves approaching a cliff. businessesident held a disne .oundtable with ceos >> that is a bad strategy for a and for your businesses. it is not a game that i will play. it is a message he says that is worth repeating. the fear is based on the nasty fight from last year. the credit worthiness of a ought not to be put at risk. where are negotiations right now? a source says none. not even e-mail communication. >> we cannot sit here and e with -- the way, december 14 is when the house is set to recess .or the year eric cantor said they would not adjourn until they come up with a solution. scott thuman reporting. we are weeks away from the , but the decision away from the fiscal cliff, bu
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Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
news at noon. >> tragedy on a metro bus after a shooting least a woman dead. >> the mother had just gotten on when someone opened fire and killed her. the search is on for the suspect. >> d.c. police are back out here on the scene. they are making sure they did not miss anything. they have been literally going through the leaves here with metal detectors trying to find any new clues. this is the this young mother was shot and killed. -- bus tstop where this young mother was shot and killed. >> police did not find the gun used to kill a young mother on this city bus. >> they were standing there talking. everybody started walking off. we heard one gunshot. everybody started running. >> more shots followed. she was waiting to board the bus. moments later from the street, at the suspect of loaded a barrage of bullets. >> maybe he wanted to take the child with him and she did not want him to go with him at? -- her to go with him? >> she was targeted and died here on the scene. her 23 month old baby girl was also wounded. a >> there is no excuse for it. >> this man says they suspect is we
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
saved. >> so, i'm not angry any more. i'm just very sad. >> he met his wife at the middle school where he still teaches. friday, he was told that something was happening at sandy hook and his wife had been killed. the connecticut governor says it is time to get the act together when it comes to gun control. >> thank you, rebecca. we're learning more about the sandy hook shooter, adam lanza. divorce papers show that his mother, nancy lanza gain custody when he and his father divorced in 2009. the divorce agreement makes no mention of mental health issues. he was expected to connecticut state university when he was only 16. he was part of a small number of 16-year-old among the 5000 undergraduates. he took his last class in 2009 and had not returned. >> as the community deals with tremendous loss, a local d.c. woman tries to help them cope. >> alison, there are a number of people from our region who love come here to help out in newtown. we earlier talks with an area from the baltimore area who came with the red cross to try to call about. they are among the hundreds of people who
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
at a local hospital. the fire started at around 9:00 this evening, here in greenbelt. the fire spread from the first floor to the attic. firefighters say this was tough to fight, because the homes here are built so close together. after talking to many neighbors all of them said that when one of their neighbors is dead. >> i came outside. there was a guy lying on the ground. and the nurse who was there. >> we understand police investigators are on the scene. anytime there is a fatality, the have to investigate to make sure everything is ok. back to you. >> return to the weather. storms headed this way. when will it start, and what will it bring? for those answers we turn to our senior meteorologist. >> it is going to be a quick mover. here is what is going on. you see the area of to our north, a bit of light snow. here is the other. that is the area that will become a more significant storm off the coast of north carolina but then racing out to the east as we get into tomorrow afternoon. all of this week, no big deal. nbd kind of storm. in quickly, and out of here. there is officially
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
slippery spots overnight. the winter weather earlier in the day, quickly moving up the east coast. at new york city and boston, the bull's-eye right now. not havethe wind will really begin to increase, and we could have went gusts up to 35-40 m.p.h. all the warnings have been canceled for the immediate metro. if your travel plans ticket to the wewestern allegany, still the potential of additional snowfall. gradual clearing for the evening, 34-40, the wind increasing. the wind chill factor will decrease. by tomorrow morning, the wind chill factor in the teens across much of the region. coming up, what to expect new year's eve into 2013. >> for the second time in less than a week, we're talking about a fire in greenbelt, md., out with a report. unfortunately, this one claim somebody's life. >> the greenbelt fire chief is going door to door, making sure that residents are protecting themselves against worst-case scenarios. >> it is a board to have a working smoke detector and keep the batteries there. unfortunately, we had a fatality. if an elderly woman was killed, two other injured friday
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
a gun out at a school in fairfax county. two >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at -- breaking news. >> two breaking stories. prince george's county. minutes ago, we were over the scene of a bad crash. two people were rejected out of a vehicle that looked over on its side. route 197 in laurel. one of the victims was seriously hurt. both have been taken to a nearby hospital. the circumstances that led to the accident remained unclear. >> fire crews were called out to deal with the gas fed house fire. fairfax county firefighters responded to the home on david's field lane in spring field. they were able to shut off the natural gas leak. no one was home when the fire broke out. no injuries were reported. >> a scare at a fairfax county school after staff members discovered a gun in a student's locker. the discovery has parents on guard. >> it was found at robinson secondary school in fairfax. we are live at the school with the latest. >> the school's principal did send an e-mail out to parents to let them know there was a weapon on campus today but almost all the parents that we ta
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >> keep in mind, tax rates will increase for all income earners at the first of the year if congress does nothing. >> a successor has been named to take on senator daniel in a wayinouye. the vermont democrat is expected to take over as chair of the volatile appropriations committee. the center died yesterday at walter reed medical center. -- the center of died yesterday. -- the senator died yesterday. >> skies are clearing, temperatures are falling. >> this is abc 7 news at 6:00 on your side. >> the young man who gets a lot of credit for turning things around for the redskins is also helping the bottom line for local stores. >> rg3's jersey is setting record sales. that could make it hard to get items for local residents. >> if santa claus is still looking for rg3 jerseys, he'd better get busy. the rookie quarterback is hot on and off the field. his no. 10 jersey is now the most popular illegal, selleck -- is now m. >> i am not really surprised. he is very, very popular. >> this morning they got a new shipment of the jerseys in. nike is manufacturing the nfl apparel. >> we h
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Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
." safeway. ingredients for life. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00 -- underside. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> a mother and child doing what many of us do every day -- riding a bus in d.c., when they were gunned down. >> live in southeast with a top story -- we are learning she had just boarded the bus when this happened. >> sacha said story. the bus came to stop. that is the bus stop right there -- that is not the one where the shooting happened, that is a block away. the suspect shot multiple times, hitting not just the mother and killing her, but hitting his baby boy. >> it is ridiculous. it is ridiculous. sad. >> neighbors say what happened on this metro bus in at minnesota avenue was heartbreaking. -- before i know it, there was a baby that got shot. >> police say a woman was on the bus while holding her baby girl. in anthony street opened fire, killing the woman. >> why do you have to die because someone do not want to agree with an? >> police say the baby was also shot but was a conscious when taken to the hospital. it happened
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
with congress' continuing its bickering. now he is saying they should at least a vote on extending tax cuts for middle-class americans and extending unemployment benefits before january 1, because. >> the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. we are now at the point where in just four days, every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. every american paycheck will considerably smaller. that would be the wrong thing to do. >> after meeting with the president and treasury secretary, congressional leaders headed back to the capital without a deal. nancy pelosi insists some progress was made. disgorge by reports the would not be a deal todaythe dow closed down. the president did not make any new offers. congress should least extend tax cuts for everyone making $250,000 or less, and extend long-term unemployment benefits. democrats said have enough votes in the house and senate to pass the president also version of a short-term plan, but it is up to republicans in the house to call a vote. >> in the case of the speaker, i don't refuse to hold a vote per one of the ke
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Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
. >> it is really not to be taken lightly. >> in light of the unspeakable violence at a connecticut elementary school, many are grateful that the students came forward. >> i am grateful that they let the teachers know what was going on. >> of prince george's county school spokesperson says the school is taking the situation very seriously, working with authorities on the case, and tomorrow they will send home a letter exactly what they believe happened here. >> the debate over gun control in our country has hit a fever new high tonight. governor bob mcdonnell made national headlines for comments he made. hours ago he said he was open to the idea of allowing school officials to carry guns inside virginia schools. we are live in the newsroom tonight with a look at who is outraged by the comments. >> northern virginia democratic congressman gerry connolly put out a statement saying he is appalled by what the governor said, but some parents say maybe it is time to look into this >> on wtop today the virginia governor said the idea of letting trained officials carry a gun should at least
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
bay area. john hallston is live from san francisco with a look at the damage. reporter: this is one location. that's tangled metal is a mess and bill be here a day or so. this canopy at the gas station has been lying on its edge here at the 76 station in san francisco. this was also a stroke of bad luck and good luck. fortunately there was no car or customer undermight when it fell. this happened at 3:30 this afternoon when a strong rainstorm blew through. the fire department says it appears a large branch from a nearby try broke off and fell right on the canopy over the pumps. the branch also smashed through the back of a car. the gas station clerk hit the automatic shutoff valve and turned off power to the pumps. >> i heard something, and i saw the trees fell down, so i hit this and canopy fell down. >> thank god. she was in the car last night. so i'm thanking god none of us got killed sitting in the car. we were sitting in the car last night. >> she says her car broke down and had to be forward that curb while she waited for a mechanic to fix it. now she doesn't know who will be
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
and the way their community is honoring their memories. stay tuned at 6:30 or more stories of survival. >> we're following breaking news from the u.s. senate. we learned that a white senator daniel and -- has died. he entered the hospital last week. he was serving his ninth term in the senate. he was the longest serving senator after robert byrd. >> we're now 15 days from the so-called fiscal cliff. there are so -- there are some signs that there's a deal in the works. house speaker john boehner met with president obama at the white house this afternoon. they talked for about 45 minutes. so far the white house has not publicly responded to the latest republican proposal to increase the tax rate on those making more than $1 million annually. >> coming up on abc7 news at 6:00 federal aid for maryland has been impacted by hurricane sandy. who will get help and who will not. >> behind me, it is one of the things that montgomery county has put in place to improve it pedestrian safety. >> also we have the latest on a fiery crash that shutdown a major highway for hours friday morning
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Dec 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
. reporter: detectives were questioning witnesses and also trying to look at surveillance video from the ellington, high-rice condominium on the corner of broadway and third street. that building directly overlooks the crime scene. police believe they know the identity of the victim. however they're not releasing it. the are no arrests at this point, and police do not have any suspects. oakland now approaching 120 homicides for the year above the homicide tote kwr58 -- total last year of 110. >> we have breaking news out of concord. the food max store is shut down because of some sort of enemy cal -- kim cal -- chemical smell. >> an armed suspect has been shot in sacramento after a four-hour standoff with police at a fast food restaurant. you can see smoke rise after police fired a concussion grenade into a jack-in-the-box. officers then ran one of two hostages to safety. the other hostage wall rescued unharmed. the gunman was rushed to the hospital. the incident began at 12:30 this afternoon when the man tried to rob the restaurant. >> controversy brewing on c berkeley campus. stude
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
coverage all morning tomorrow. tune in at 6:30 a.m.. >> let's move on to breaking developments in the showdown over the fiscal cliff. we are four days before the deadline. top congressional lawmakers wrapped up a meeting with president obama at the white house. among the leaders, republican house speaker john boehner and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. harry reid and nancy pelosi were there. steve chenevey live on capitol hill right now. >> that meeting at the white house lasted just a little more than an hour. they started at 3:10 and were done by 4:15. no major decisions were made. president, reportedly telling congressional leadership, if you do not have a better plan than i do by now, we need to get to voting on my plan. the clock is still ticking in advance of monday night's deadline. frustration being felt not just inside the capitol, but i constituents outside as well. >> i am a little worried about the future as well, for my kids mostly. >> it is a popular thought outside the capital. >> there is an understandable frustration. >> chris van hull and is hopeful a deal ca
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Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm EST
mother told him loved him heed reply not as i love you mom. six-year-old at hug them a lot now.er h many more funerals to local residents are doing to remember the victims. i need to be here. roy who coached some of the leaves teddy bears. can't believe this has you the truth. unbelievable. residents have come ogether and they are not . ving up hope hopefully over the next few things will get better. to be never going they will get better. of norm si bit e children in r th newtown. of the public will s except for one back up for the first time. will not open at is sandy hook. a crime scene and it be a crime scene for months. another school in a being ring down is for the sandy hook children. connecticut. an amazing scene behind you. m connecticut to the nation is e students and s achers who lost their live masacre.hool 11:00, the congressional legation came together on to honor the lives of those lost. going through indescribeable. really imagine .hat loss mourns n shares and your loss. of the house and nate from connecticut were by spiritual leaders for evening's service. the debat
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Dec 9, 2012 6:30pm EST
at this is abc seven breaking news. >> a woman and a baby have been in southeast on board a o bus. metro confirmed the shooting near 19th and minnesota avenue just a short time ago. according to reports, a woman may not have survived. on the baby's condition. update you as soon as we n more details. going to get to our other big story tonight and it involves the redskins. a big showdown, but more dealtantly, what is the with rg3. >> he was there smiling, with a on his team, but he stepped up big. robert griffin the third will undergo an mri. the sign is positive but not definitive. the team and forms the media suffered a right sprain. absence, another rookie, actually several, stepped up really big. less than two minutes ago, fans holding their breath -- he gets hit so hard, hyper extend his knee. look at that. it goes all laid-back and he has injuries in the past. he tried to stay in the game, chris cousins drops back and scrambles. yards, 28-wn for 10 26. the scams would tie it up in a conversion. he nails of field-goal attempt and the skins when huge. not a doctor, but it does
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Dec 22, 2012 5:00pm PST
report tonight at 6:00. >>> the weather system has created delays and traffic jams, on the ground and in the air, as travelers head to their holiday destination, we're live at san francisco international airport with more. reporter: we have had some heavy rain for the past hour or. so this unsettled weather brought with it some flooding and also a change in wind direction. the wind shift has caused sfo to cut back on flight arrivals and departures by more than half. the more than rain flooded some city streets. here in san francisco, deep standing water caused drivers to slow down before merging on to highway 101. the weather brought scattered showers and a change in the morning's wind direction. san francisco international airport duty manager says a wind change at the airport equals a change in flight patterns, and in how many flights are allowed to land and take off, which is why these aircraft are backed up. >> we were cut back from 60 to 25 landings. so that is a big number. reporter: that also includes departures. the flight information board shows only a few flights either
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
of the gang, bu people in his group were. police are questioning at least one suspect. residents want something to stop the violence. 14 years old, that is too young. what i am pointing out on the road side is the tag of the .ang, ms-13 we taped up the rest of the profane message in the neighborhood. we are hearing from police -- sources that ms-13 committing violence t. this is dealing second gang cide.omo side we are told a gang unit will be .ctive detectives will be putting out nip thiswell to try to violence in the but. bud. brad bell, abc 7 news. >> president obama has made a r that there will be no deal tax hikeis no higher on the wealthiest 2% of americans. republicans are gathering to afters their next that the president shot down their proposal. our senior clinical reporter, scott thuman, has been following the story. our senior political reporter, scott thuman, has been following the story. he will have more at 6:00. doug hill has more on the weather. this may be a visit from old for a few days. let's get you started. 82 degrees right now. the d two degrees up road at t
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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
>> so when's the last time you saw traffic like this at 11:00 on a sunday night? a steady line of traffic. we'll have the holiday forecast in just a moment. we want to check in with tom. what are people saying tonight? >> they're saying it's a busy holiday travel weekend, all over the place, all forms of transportation. the union station the second busiest. they had over five million passengers which was up over 3% from the year before. it is awful busy in there. >> when it comes to people traveling forl newcasters often cover the driving story and we always cover the plane story. but we don't always cover the train story. but the number of people choosing trains is on the rise. at union station tonight we found long lines for a train headed to philly in new york. >> it's christmas and everyone's going places. >> i haven't took the train in 20 years. >> but this couple thought it was better taking the train than driving. >> it's easier for us to catch the train so we don't have to deal with all the stuff. >> the choice was between the train and flying. >> it was the first time i h
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